Thursday, 03 October 2013 09:16
Friday, October 4
Saturday, October 5
Sunday, October 6
Italian-American Comedy: From the Immigrant Era to the Present with Salvatore Primeggio, Professor of Anthropology at Adelphi University. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Speakers in the Humanities program. 12:10 p.m.
Join at the library for a game, 2 to 5 p.m.
The library transforms into a 1960s coffee house for local musicians, singers and songwriters to come together for an evening of music that offers musical team-ups and performances. 7:30 p.m.
South Salem Elementary School will host its annual fall festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10 Newbury Street. The event will feature a DJ, arts and crafts, tattoos, games and prizes, a pumpkin patch and plant sale, balloon twister, food and more. Rain or shine.
How to write and give a speech, at the Port Washington Public Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Effective Presenter, hosted by Bernard FitzGerald, Jr, provides free training in public speaking skills, organizing a message, combating hecklers, and question and answer sessions. Registration requested. Call the library at 883-4400, ext. 136.
The library’s Art Advisory Council hosts a reception for the artist whose work is in the Main Gallery this month. 1 to 3 p.m.
Tomie dePaola: Meet the author at the library. Co-sponsored by the library and The Dolphin Bookshop and Café. 3:30 p.m.
The choir of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church invites the Port Washington community to its fall concert at 4:30 p.m. Featured is Mozart’s Krönungsmesse (Coronation Mass). The concert is free. The church is located on Main Street at Carlton Avenue.
A discussion of The Daughters of the Late Colonel by Katherine Mansfield. 1 p.m.
A Look at Relationships in Italian Cinema with Professor Valerie Franco. With two decades of experience in film and television production in New York and Hollywood, Professor Franco now lectures throughout the U.S. and Europe. Tonight’s film is I Am Love (Io Sono l’Amore) (2009-120 min.). Eduardo Recchi Sr. (Gabriele Ferzetti) has named a successor to the reins of his company, and surprised everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi (Pippo Delbono) and grandson Edo (Flavio Parenti). But Edo had always dreamed of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini). To complicate matters, Tancredi’s wife Emma (Tilda Swinton) starts a passionate affair with Antonio. Director Luca Guadagnino scripted with Nan Cotroneo and Walter Fasano. In Italian with English subtitles. Recommended for adults. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.
With financial advisor Samuel J. Schiff. Limited registration is in progress, in-person or by calling the Information Desk at 516-883-4400, Ext. 136. 7 p.m.
Registration begins Oct. 8 for a class on Using Your iPhone & iPad that will take place on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. Payment of $12 is due at registration. For Port Washington residents only.
Free screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join filmmaker Marino Amoruso for a discussion and screening of his documentary. Pride & Passion examines the many monumental accomplishments and contributions of the Italian people in this nation and around the world. Sponsored by the Sons of Italy, John Michael Marino Lodge # 1389. 7:30 p.m.
A discussion of Tenth of December by George Saunders, facilitated by Lee Fertitta. 7:30 p.m.
The Photography Club of Long Island (PCLI) is hosting a session at the Port Washington Library at 7:30 p.m. The subject is “composition,” and is a continuation of PCLI’s series on camera and photography basics, open to the community at large.
Rooted in a commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, Sweet Honey In The Rock possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of Blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, Hip Hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation. Sweet Honey’s collective voice produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are Premium, $62; Friends, $57; Standard, $57; Friends’ $52. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
Ann Hampton Callaway presents The Streisand Songbook at 8 p.m. Ann Hampton Callaway is a masterful songwriter and one of the American songbook’s greatest champions. She is being welcomed her back with her critically acclaimed cabaret show (MAC Award for Show of the Year) that pays magical tribute to the songs of another master — Barbra Streisand. Tickets for the show are Premium, $52; Friends, $47; Standard, $47; Friends, $42. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
The program strives to offer literary enrichment to increase the joy of reading for K-5th graders by turning books into multi-sensory experiences offering all learners the ability to be challenged, motivated and successful. The program will run for six sessions on Saturday mornings (10-11a.m. for K-2nd grade, and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for 3rd-5th grade) starting October 19.
The Port Washington/Manhasset Chapter of Cancercare presents a bus trip to the Casino At Mount Airy in Mt. Pocono, PA. The cost per person is $40 and the casino package includes $25 in slot play and $10 food voucher. The bus will leave Soundview Center at 9 a.m. and leave the casino around 6:30 p.m., arriving in Port Washington about 9:30 p.m. For more info call Barbara Faticone at 516 883-6693 or Lena Mazzilli at 516-759-4930.
Landmark on Main Street presents Jamie Ford, supporting his second book, “Songs of Willow Frost,” at 7:30 p.m. The Dolphin Bookshop will sell books on-site at the event and the author will sign after the presentation. Free admission.
Rosanne Cash has recorded 11 No. 1 singles and received a Grammy Award and 12 Grammy nominations. Her last record album, The List, won the Americana Music award for Best Album of the year and was a critical and commercial success. Tickets for the show are Premium, $52; Friends, $47; Standard, $47; Friends, $42. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
Landmark on Main Street is proud to welcome back David Bromberg and his band. Bromberg’s concerts showcase his musicianship in many musical genres including folk, blues, bluegrass, ragtime, country and ethnic. He’ll perform a mixture of old favorites and new music from his CD due out this fall. Tickets for the show are Premium, $52; Friends, $47; Standard, $47; Friends, $42. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
After 45 years in show business, The “Queen of Cabaret” (KGO Radio) celebrates her 65th birthday with a brand new concert, starting at 8 p.m. “Moonlight Cocktail” pays tribute to that bygone era of sophisticated nightlife of dining and dancing and the singers like Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short and Billie Holiday whose songs made up the soundtrack of the period. Andrea’s nostalgic and celebratory spin through the forties and fifties is filled with her unique insights, charm and wit. The song list will include: You Fascinate Me So, Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, All in Fun, Talk of the Town, Some Other Time, as well as the delicious title song Moonlight Cocktail. The Piedmont Post said of the show when it debuted in San Francisco, “Marcovicci is a cabaret phenomenon...There is no one who can match her in vividness, in wit, in glamour, in drama.” Tickets for the show are Premium, $52; Friends, $47; Standard, $47; Friends, $42. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
Meets at St. Peters RCC in Port Washington at 8 p.m. Call 516-883-4817 or 516-883-2607.
Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00
Gould A. ‘Stretch’ Ryder III, accomplished sailor, pilot, businessman, civic leader, and steward of the beautiful waterfront of Port Washington, passed away Oct. 24 at The Amsterdam at Harborside Hospice Center in Port Washington.
Stretch, as he was known to all, was well known as part of the crew on Ted Turner’s “Courageous” when it won the America’s Cup in 1977. Turner stayed in touch and visited Stretch last week.
Stretch’s life was marked by numerous personal contributions and accomplishments.
Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00
Parents concerned about classroom sizes spoke up at the Port Washington Board of Education meeting, as the board passed an approval of the larger sizes.
Parents spoke of class sizes at the district’s elementary being in the mid 20s, an amount they felt compromised the quality of their children’s education.
“The board of education changed our children’s education for the worse,” said one mother of larger average class sizes the board had approved last year. The comment drew clapping from the audience.
Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
The Port Washington Soccer Club has presented Schreiber High School graduate and captain of the Port Washington Blue Knights, Cameron Boroumand, with the annual $1,000 Joe Cohen Scholarship.
The award, which has been presented annually for over 10 years, was established by the Port Washington Soccer Club to honor Joseph Cohen, a gifted athlete who attended college on a soccer scholarship. He went on to achieve outstanding success, first academically, and then in his professional life. He gave his time fully and with great heart to innumerable charitable endeavors.
Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
The tough and talented Port Washington volleyball team defeated Hicksville at an away game this past Friday in all three sets.
With strong returning players who also play on club teams year round, the Port Washington team plays with a certain level of chemistry. Megan Murphy and Kelly Nardone led the way with 12 assists and Mia Walker had six kills.